Climbing Monkey Cushion Set – Hemp
A beautifully curated set of one-of-a-kind, luxurious handwoven silk cushions in traditional Laotian motifs to suit a discerning, modern home. Truly statement pieces- both from a design perspective and from a cultural heritage perspective. These works of art are intended to remain in your home forever!
Included in the set- One Climbing Monkey cushion and One Brocade Stripe cushion. The perfect curated combination to lift and define your home interior.
Handwoven in Laos by Lao Textiles, Carol Cassidy
Designed in collaboration with Kinship and Lao Textiles
These cushions are handwoven by a team of female master weavers in Vientiane, Laos. Each cushion is hand crafted with the ancient Lao weaving technique of "discontinuous, supplementary weft patterning".
It is then sewn and finished at Yalla Trappan in Sweden, an organisation that supports immigrant women coming into Swedish society.
We support and lift women in vulnerable communities and everything is made start-to-finish in a fair trade environment.
Each cushion is a labour of love, artistry and time. It takes over 3 weeks to complete each textile. The preparation and dyeing of the silk is a meticulous “by hand” process- from cleaning the silk to hand dyeing, threading the loom and preparing the complex pattern system. The weaving itself takes 5 days or about 10 cm/day. A weaver needs to be trained for several years in order to have the skill set to work with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning on a Lao floor loom.
The Climbing Monkey/Tree of Life motif is derived from the Tai Mouey people of NorthEastern Laos. In this textile, the monkey is climbing a coconut palm, considered the tree of life and thus a symbol of longevity.
The Brocade Stripe motif is based on a traditional Lao design that is stylized for a contemporary and modern look.
Measurements: Climbing Monkey cushion 40cm x 65cm / 16in x 26in, Brocade Stripe cushion 50cm x 50cm / 20in x 20in
Materials: 100% handwoven silk
Colours: hemp, coffee brown, coral, straw yellow, black. A contemporary palette with on trend colours for fall.
Please note: each product is unique. There may be colour and design variations between products. This is the nature of hand made and means that your product is truly a one of a kind piece.
Care: This is a one of a kind, limited edition handwoven product. Please treat with care and respect. Dry clean only.
Pillow inserts not included